Discover the beauty of Albania with 1 day excursion from Montenegro, visiting Durres and Shkodra.
07:00 - Meet to hotel lobby drive to Albania.
First destination will be Durres
12:30 - Arrival time for lunch in a local restaurant, traditional menu.
14:00 – 15:00 Visit the city.
Durrës, home to the biggest seaport in the country. It is the most ancient city in Albania, with almost 3,000 years of history. Its foundation dates back to 627 B.C. when the Corinthians and settlers from Corcyra invaded the Illyrian territory of the Taulants. The city is home to many ancient archaeological sites and finds. The most notable tourist attraction in Durrës is the amphitheater of the Roman Emperor Adrian with 15,000 seats, the second biggest amphitheater in the Balkans. One of the most important of its kind and of great interest to visitors is the Archeological Museum. In addition to its historical value, Durrës is also a beautiful place to take a break, due to its sandy beaches, hotels and urban feel. You will find excellent restaurants and accommodations all along the sea’s edge.
15:00 –17:00 Drive Back to Montengro with a stop To Shkodra city.
17:00 – 18:00 Visit the city.
Shkodra- known as the “capital of north Albania” is one of the oldest cities in the country, founded in the 4th century B.C. as the center of the Labeat tribe of Illyrians. Shkodra’s main tourist attraction is Rozafa Castle. Rising majestically upon a rocky hill west of the city, the outcroppings and battlements paint a blazing picture against the setting sun. It is surrounded by the waters of three rivers; the Drini, Buna, and Kiri. Rozafa Castle - The most important monument to visit in Shkodra is the Rozafa Castle, which rises from a rocky hill to the west of Shkodra. The waters of three rivers, Buna, Drini and Kiri, surround it. Rozafa is one of the major castles in Albania and the most important tourist attraction in Shkodra. The castle dates back to the Illyrians, when the Latin historian Titus Livius named it “the stronghold of the Labeates,” an Illyrian tribe on the shores of ShkodraLake . The Illyrian queen, Teuta, used it as a base in the war against Rome.
In the afternoon return back to hotel in Montenegro.